10/5/08

MY "Lucky 13" LASER DISCS

Before the advent of DVDs and VCDs there were the classic BETAMAX and VHS Video Tapes. But, do you guys recall the LASER DISC or LD? What is a LASER DISC? Hmmmp!! It's an Obsolete home video format.....OBSOLETE>>>> YUP!! You got the term right!! It was considered as the very first optical disc storage medium which was initially marketed as Discovision in 1978. Well, it's basically a big CD that's the size of a VINYL RECORD Album. That's very interesting!! Especially for the Kids of this New Generation. Does it mean that I'm getting old to dicuss this? Ha Ha Ha!! I must cut that Generation Gap. He He He!! The funny thing is that this BIG DISC is really like the good old VINYL RECORD. Hmmmp!! We had a LASER DISC Player back in the early 90s which is still functional right now. ANTIQUE BA MGA KABAYAN? Of course, my TURNTABLE is much older than my LD. He He He! It's like the good old VINYL RECORD in size and if you watch the movie you have to turn it SIDE A and SIDE B in order to finish the show. BTW, you can't do some MIXING here okay. This isn't use for DJing. "Let's Hear Some Scratch!!". NaaaH!! Here's what's left of the 18 LD we had before....."Lucky 13". We usually rent some LD on our nearest Video Rental Shop back then so we didn't buy that much because it was really expensive back on those days. Nevertheless, I just wanna share this blogpost of mine as a TRIBUTE to this Video Format called LASER DISC. THIS IS DEFINITELY MEMORIES OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATION!! Ha Ha Ha!! ENDANGERED VIDEO FORMAT? NOPE!! My term is EXTINCT!!!

The LASER DISC....the forerunner of CD, VCD, and DVD.



SO HERE IT GOES!!




























A TRIBUTE TO THE
LASER DISC!!
-DR. STIRRING RHOD-

1 comment:

E.B. Tato, Jr. said...

what's the name of the laser disc rental shop in Manila? Yung computerized ang rental database nila?